Big Apple firm
New York City-based EisnerAmper LLP has 1,200 employees who work
out of offices in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Cayman
Islands (where the firm operates an affiliate location to work with
offshore investors). The firm is the product of the August 2010
merger of Eisner LLP and Amper, Politziner & Mattia LLP, which
created the 15th-largest accountant in the country by revenue.
Today, EisnerAmper is an independent member of PFK International
Limited, one of the 10 largest accounting networks in the
EisnerAmper CEO Charly Weinstein (who was previously the
managing partner of Eisner LLP) holds a seat on the board of the
Legal Aid Society and is a member of the AICPA Council. Other
senior Eisner employees are equally as visible-a few were recently
quoted in publications such as Bloomberg,
BusinessWeek and USAToday in articles about the
Bernard Madoff scandal, the U.S. government's stimulus bill and the
tax missteps of a few of President Obama's key cabinet nominees.
Others regularly appear on CNN, CNBC and Fox Business News.
"Love at first audit"
EisnerAmper's industry groups include public companies;
technology, information, media, entertainment and sports (which the
firm calls TIMES); financial services; real estate; law firms;
not-for-profit organizations; and health sciences. Past and present
clients include some big names such as the National Football
League's New York Jets, Manhattan-based charity God's Love We
Deliver, private equity superstars Apax Partners, Major League
Soccer, the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and Joan Rivers
Worldwide Enterprises (yes, that Joan Rivers, who is quoted on the
firm website as saying that "it was love at first audit").
Service lines include a full range of accounting, audit and tax
solutions, as well as specialized consulting and advisory services.
Asset management is offered through the firm's TAG Eisner arm,
which serves families and wealthy individuals; Eisner Information
Solutions and Eisner Resource Staffing are also separate units that
offer technology services and recruitment services, respectively.
The firm recently started a new business, Eisner Fund Services, to
work with hedge funds, private equity funds and family offices.
The firm might be based in New York City, but its work spans the
globe: for many decades the firm has worked with multinational
clients who do business in the U.S., helping them structure,
organize, and manage their business and reporting requirements.
EisnerAmper's cross border practice has evolved into a full
lifecycle operation. The firm provides startup services like
advising on corporate structures; assisting in obtaining U.S.
federal identification numbers; advising on U.S. business practices
and preparing mountains of paperwork; ongoing operations services,
including recordkeeping and reporting, payroll, and training;
advising on U.S. insurance and reporting requirements and staffing;
and tax planning and compliance services, including return
preparation, transfer pricing, tax structure coordination and
advising on the tax implications when foreign nationals work in the